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Dodgers take NL West lead

Jul 4, 2014

Dodgers take NL West lead

Zack Greinke challenged baseball’s hottest hitter. The Los Angeles right-hander won the battle with Troy Tulowitzki and the Dodgers went on to win the game. Greinke pitched eight solid innings, Juan Uribe hit the go-ahead single in the ninth inning and Los Angeles beat ...

Iwasaki dominates as Hawks shred Marines

Jul 3, 2014

Iwasaki dominates as Hawks shred Marines

Sho Iwasaki combined on a seven-hit shutout with three relievers, Yuki Yanagita homered and drove in a pair of runs, and the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks routed the Chiba Lotte Marines 7-0 on Thursday night in Fukuoka. Iwasaki (2-0) allowed four hits, struck out four ...

Rays prolong Yanks' slump

Jul 3, 2014

Rays prolong Yanks' slump

The New York Yankees are below .500 in the second half of a season for the first time in seven years. They’ve scored fewer runs in the American League than everyone but Houston and Boston, and the pinstriped players in the Bronx are hardly ...

Jul 3, 2014

Gehrig glove goes up for auction

A mitt signed by legendary New York Yankees slugger Lou Gehrig is going up for auction. Howard Henderson was a boy some 80 years ago when the first baseman befriended him during front-yard games of catch. The glove Gehrig gave his fellow lefty will ...

Kokubo sacrifice fly lifts Carp over Giants

Jul 2, 2014

Kokubo sacrifice fly lifts Carp over Giants

The Hiroshima Carp outlasted the Central League-leading Yomiuri Giants in a tense 4-3 win on Wednesday evening, with Tetsuya Kokubo coming off the bench to drive in the winning run with a sacrifice fly. With the score tied 3-3 in the bottom of the ...

Jul 2, 2014

Ichiro named in leaked trade talks

New York Yankees outfielder Ichiro Suzuki was mentioned in trade talks in a leak of internal information from the Houston Astros’ front office that made public 10 months worth of communications on an anonymous sharing website, multiple U.S. media outlets reported Tuesday. Ichiro, 40, ...

Jul 2, 2014

Eagles name Okubo interim skipper

The struggling Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles have appointed Hiromoto Okubo as interim manager, despite previous accusations of abusive behavior toward players and women. The team announced the appointment on its official website on Wednesday. Okubo was serving as the farm team’s manager. He replaces ...

Arrieta loses no-no in 8th

Jul 1, 2014

Arrieta loses no-no in 8th

Jake Arrieta certainly picked two of baseball’s most historic places to put on memorable performances. Arrieta held the Red Sox hitless until Stephen Drew singled with two outs in the eighth inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Boston Red Sox 2-0 on Monday ...